My Approach

Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.– Pema Chödrön

My job, as your counselor, is to listen to and understand you in the context of your unique cultural background, life experience, and family and spiritual values.

My goal is to create a working atmosphere of safety and respect, so that you and I can connect in a way that facilitates the understanding and change you seek.

My approach is influenced by:
  • Psychodrama and Sociometry
  • trauma-focused theory
  • attachment theory
  • 12-Step theory and practice
  • Internal Family Systems Theory
  • multi-cultural and gender-diverse counseling theory

My approach lends itself to work with:
  • deepening communication
  • enhancing spontaneity and creativity
  • integrating trauma
  • recovery from addiction
    • pre-recovery exploration
    • support for and enhancement of recovery work
    • help in working through a spiritual impasse
  • anxiety, depression, stress, nightmares, panic attacks
  • relationship issues
    • family
    • partner
    • work
    • friendships